Saturday, May 02, 2009

Setting The Stage

Setting the stage

I had seen a few people painting a lot of objects blue here at Allevägen in Tungelsta for a few days, and so I decided to stop and ask what was going on. Turns out that Frida, who has been working as a decoration painter for twenty years, was busy fixing a set that will be used when the Folkoperan in Stockholm sets up the a modern version of the opera Les pêcheurs de perle, or The Pearl Fishers. Apparently the stage is supposed to be a landfill. Frida has a flickr set with a few photos showing some of her work. Her next job is to fix the set for a theatre version of the popular sit com Svensson, Svensson, that will play at Krusenstiernska Gården in Kalmar over the summer.

6 comments:

julia said...

Facinating. Will the opera be a tad bizarre - like the TV offerings I see and enjoy!

Jacob said...

Another cool portrait...you do meet some interesting people!

Arnaud said...

another part of life,that's very interesting

Vogon Poet said...

Two separate thoughts:
The Pearl Fishers is my favourite opera and I don't like the idea of people staging it in a dump, modern version or not.
This a nice image and a good portrait, with a fair description of what this lady is doing. And probably I'll be happy to help her!

Paul said...

Love your people portraits, you either ask a lot of people or you are very convincing straight off.
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Steffe said...

I hope I'm very convincing! But I do meet people every now and then that turn me down. Just the other day it was a guy on a motorcycle and two young women. I even gave them my card but that didn't help.